January 09, 2010
Glenn Reynolds nails NPR regarding their bogus 'How to Speak Tea Bag' vid:
...if NPR wants cartoons representing a diversity of views at its site — as they say they do — why not add Chris Muir to the mix? I’m sure he’d make ‘em a deal.
It's hard to think of anything that better illustrates the Grand Canyon-sized gap between what liberals say and what they actually do. I've always thought Chris Muir was one of the most talented cartoonists I've ever seen. I am stunned that he's not carried by every major paper in the country.
Certainly a news org that *claims* to want to present a diverse range of viewpoints could do no better than to include Muir's work. No question of tokens or lowered standards here. The man is just plain funny, and that holds no matter what company you put him in.
He can hang. Which rather makes me wonder if that's not exactly what outlets like NPR are afraid of?
Posted by Cassandra at January 9, 2010 06:57 PM
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Hmmmm....NPR, and most libs seem to have a place in the following article that I stumbled upon today.....
I hope that this not considered to be "hijacking" the thread.
Posted by: kbob in katy at January 9, 2010 08:31 PM
The NPR cartoon was taxpayer funded, too.
Pretty good gig Libs've got -- they can insult us while they pick out pockets, insult us while they're picking our pockets, and then use the money they picked from our pockets to insult us some more.
*And* they get to tell themselves all o' that proves they're better than we are...
Posted by: BillT at January 9, 2010 11:32 PM
"He can hang. Which rather makes me wonder if that's not exactly what outlets like NPR are afraid of?"
I wouldn't wonder too much; it's basically a foregone conclusion, methinks...
Posted by: camojack at January 10, 2010 01:15 AM
Well, they are honest in their thievery.
I have always detested Mark Fiore.
Posted by: Cricket at January 10, 2010 06:22 AM
That's a great link. Very funny.:)
Posted by: Don Brouhaha at January 10, 2010 10:14 AM
I've never much liked the type of cartoon Muir does, so it doesn't interest me. Perhaps he's great, I wouldn't know.
Posted by: Donna B. at January 11, 2010 06:31 PM
I think he's particularly good at summing up the issues involved in various news stories and doing it with humor.
Posted by: Cassandra at January 12, 2010 09:41 AM
I know Chris does read here occasionally, perhaps he might be open to feedback?
If the type you don't like is "political" well, there's not much he can do about that. But the most common complaint I hear about his work is the level of fanservice. Personally, as a red blooded male, it doesn't really bother me, but I can certainly see where others would find it off putting.
Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at January 12, 2010 11:15 AM